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214. Enchantment (See also Fantasy, Magic.)

  1. Alidoro fairy godfather to Italian Cinderella. [Ital. Opera: Rossini, Cinderella, Westerman, 120121]
  2. Bottom under spell, grows asss head. [Br. Lit.: A Midsummer Nights Dream ]
  3. Cinderella enchantment lasts only till midnight. [Fr. Fairy Tale: Cinderella ]
  4. Circe enchantress who changes Odysseuss men into swine. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey ; Rom. Lit.: Aeneid ]
  5. Geraldine, Lady evil spirit who, by casting a spell, induces Christabel to bring her into her fathers castle. [Br. Lit.: S.T. Coleridge Christabel in Benét, 195]
  6. Land of Oz bewitching realm of magic and mystery. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ]
  7. Lorelei water nymph of the Rhine; lured sailors to their doom with her singing. [Ger. Folklore: Leach, 645]
  8. Maugis enchanter; one of Charlemagnes paladins. [Fr. Folk-lore: Harvey, 526]
  9. Miracle, Dr. bewitches Antonia into singing despite doctors orders. [Fr. Opera: Offenbach, Tales of Hoffmann, Westerman, 275276]
  10. Oberon fairy king orders love charm placed on wife. [Br. Lit.: A Midsummer Nights Dream ]
  11. Orpheus his singing opens the gates of the underworld. [Ger. Opera: Gluck, Orpheus and Euridyce, Westerman, 72]
  12. Pied Piper charms children of Hamelin with music. [Childrens Lit.: The Pied Piper of Hamelin in Dramatic Lyrics, Fisher, 279281]
  13. pishogue Irish fairy spell that distorts reality. [Irish Folklore: Briggs, 327328]
  14. Quixote, Don ascribes all his misfortunes to the machinations of enchanters. [Span. Lit.: Cervantes Don Quixote ]
  15. Scheherazade spins yams for Sultan for 1001 nights. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights ]
  16. Schwanda Czech Orpheus; bagpipe music moves even Queen Iceheart. [Czech Opera: Weinberger, Schwanda, Westerman, 412]
  17. Sirens with song, bird-women lure sailors to death. [Gk. Myth.: Odyssey ]
  18. Sleeping Beauty sleeps for 100 years. [Fr. Fairy Tale, The Sleeping Beauty ]
  19. Titania experiences spell-induced fascination over Bottom. [Br. Lit.: A Midsummer Nights Dream ]
  20. Van Winkle, Rip returns to village after sleep of 20 years. [Am. Lit.: The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.]
  21. vervain indicates bewitching powers. [Flower Symbolism: Flora S ymbo lica, 178]
  22. Vivian the Lady of the Lake, enchantress and mistress of Merlin. [Br. Lit.: Barnhart, 1118]